• Exceptional Leader Spotlight: Developing the next generation of leaders

    There are numerous articles about leadership and how to be a great leader. At times, their suggestions can be too broad or wide-ranging that it can be difficult to know just what to do next when trying to lead.
  • 31st Fighter Wing executes Rapid Buzzard

    U.S. Air Force Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing executed a rapid deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria to conduct “hot pit” refueling and participate in the bilateral training exercise, Rapid Buzzard, with the Bulgarian Air Force, Sept 24 to 27, 2019.
  • Disinfection byproducts above drinking water standards

    The DBPs test results received on 19 September 2019 show that our system in Area C exceeds the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs).
  • From first to final flight

    Several thousands of feet in the air, an unlikely reunion takes place at Aviano Air Base, Italy. In the front seat of an F-16 Fighting Falcon is U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel “Deuce” Lindsey, commander of the 510th Fighter Squadron. In the rear is Italian air force Col. Vincenzo Tozzi, commander of Aviano Air Base – and Lt. Col. Lindsey’s flight instructor from 16 years ago at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Suicide Prevention: Talking about it is the hard part

    Death leaves a heartache that is often difficult to heal from, because it can be tough to forget someone who gave so much to remember.
  • Small innovation saves 31st FW thousands of dollars

    Innovators can be found around the world, even in the 31st Fighter Wing. Members of the 31st Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program (AFREP) team are such visionaries.
  • USAFE Equal Opportunity conference boosts knowledge, training

    At the Aviano Air Base Equal Opportunity (EO) Office, every day is different. “It’s like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get,” said Tech. Sgt. Ashley O’Brien, the 31st Fighter Wing’s Equal Opportunity NCO in charge.
  • Team Aviano ‘Unites’ for new program

    In August 2016, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein, released his letter to Airmen titled, ‘The Beating Heart of the Air Force…Squadrons!’ where his number one focus was to revitalize squadrons.
  • Town Hall August 2019 Q&A

    Leadership from the 31st Fighter Wing hosted a Town Hall for Airmen, contractors, civilian and Italian employees, and families here, Aug. 13, 2019. The town hall series provides a venue for updating the community on quality-of-life improvements and for leadership to hear suggestions and feedback from the community.
  • 31 FW mission defense team ensures cyber security

    The U.S. Air Force has been tackling cyberspace defense for two decades with Airmen serving around the globe defending air, space and cyberspace domains with defensive cyber operations (DCO) and offensive cyber operations (OCO) forces.